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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-12-2008, 09:56 PM
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Performance Headlights and Tail lights

Hey I was wondering if you guys have any advice as to what to get for a 1994 325i as far as headlights and tail lights. I want to make my car look a little newer w/o the avg person being able to tell I really did anything custom to it. I have included a few links below to things I was looking at but if you guys have any suggestions I am open.

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Old 04-12-2008, 09:58 PM
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While I'm new to the BMW scene, tailight option 1 looks pretty good. I know the last owner did some upgrades to my headlights, they're fairly subtle but look pretty good. Only had the car for about 3 days so I can't say what all has been done to it.

Those headlights look nice too, good luck with finding something that you like and is also easy on the wallet.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:18 PM
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For sure, I am def going to do the mods one at a time the tail lights will be the first to go, lol my light bulbs as of right now on the right side are being held in place by duct tape.

I am just curious as to whether the sensors for the OBC will work w/ a whole new tail light setup.

Does anyone know of any place that might be a little cheaper to get performance parts? Or any sites that you have used that your happy w/?
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:30 PM
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The headlights are awful.

I know you guys didn't get the projector headlights out there, but maybe it's worth upgrading to those, fit some angel eyes in the stock units then add a HID kit then I'd just go with clear corner markers front and side and M3 evo OEM clear rear lights. Won't have any check control issues then.
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Old 04-12-2008, 10:38 PM
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May I suggest a shop I buy from on Ebay?

Eurosportgarage has everything you need, and prices are good too.
Here's the link: http://motors.search.ebay.com/search...e=search&fgtp=
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:36 AM
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got those headlights on my car atm,... check out my garage to see what theyd look like on a car
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:51 AM
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Ah.. i would not get any of them, all look cheap IMHO.
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Old 04-13-2008, 05:59 AM
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Ah.. i would not get any of them, all look cheap IMHO.
Actually, they aren't cheaply made, they are the same as Depo makes.
I have bought the red/clear taillights and haven't had any problems.
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Old 04-13-2008, 06:11 AM
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http://www.ddmtuning.com/bmwtaillights.html

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:30 AM
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Actually, they aren't cheaply made, they are the same as Depo makes.
I have bought the red/clear taillights and haven't had any problems.
who cares how much they cost?
they look cheap and ugly

look at the links posted above:
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May I suggest a shop I buy from on Ebay?

Eurosportgarage has everything you need, and prices are good too.
Here's the link: http://motors.search.ebay.com/search...e=search&fgtp=

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Old 04-13-2008, 06:49 AM
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The headlights I bought from Ebay are the same quality as ZKW or Depo, they are made by DJ AUTO.
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Old 04-13-2008, 01:37 PM
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i didnyt no that headlight and talights could be considered performance??!!

how much hp gains you think you can get with a nice set of performance lights
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Old 04-13-2008, 02:40 PM
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i didnyt no that headlight and talights could be considered performance??!!

how much hp gains you think you can get with a nice set of performance lights
lol I found these headlights and tail lights under "Performance Parts" on the websites I have been looking at as opposed to stock or factory parts. lol But I am looking for a performance parts site to buy other things as well. That Ebay site looks promising.

I love the way the Angel Eyes headlights look. I didnt know those were an option! I will take a look at those!

On another note I was looking at turbos. Do you guys think they are worth the cost? Can you see a noticeable difference in speed?
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:11 PM
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turbo+chip should be fun, but i wouldn't do it without reinforcing the pistons etc...
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:20 PM
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turbo+chip should be fun, but i wouldn't do it without reinforcing the pistons etc...
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ah yeah lol maybe not until I can really put some money into it.


As far as the headlights go, I am pretty new to this stuff but I found these :

Angel Eyes Headlights

There not too expensive, whats the corner light stuff? On one of the other sites I was looking at for their lights they were like $250 but they came w/ corner lights? Would the corner lights that I have now work w/ these??
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:51 PM
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ah yeah lol maybe not until I can really put some money into it.


As far as the headlights go, I am pretty new to this stuff but I found these :

Angel Eyes Headlights

There not too expensive, whats the corner light stuff? On one of the other sites I was looking at for their lights they were like $250 but they came w/ corner lights? Would the corner lights that I have now work w/ these??
those are ugly
these are the only cool angel-eyes in the world! :
http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a1...auto3fdone.jpg
http://img300.imageshack.us/img300/5030/sig144co0.jpg
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Old 04-13-2008, 03:56 PM
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Those headlights look a lot better! Should still upgrade to Bosch projectors though as fitted to Euro cars
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them are good angel lights vull.
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:01 PM
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I disagree, I've got Gen 6 CCFL angel's fitted to my Sport and they look awesome!





Not got any night time shots but you get the idea
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:16 PM
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/BMW-E...QQcmdZViewItem

How about those?? lol
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:18 PM
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Look nice mate, like Gen 5's. Have you got Euro Ellipsoids fitted though?
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Those were the ones I was looking at for my car. Nice pic!
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:44 PM
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my thin-lines look like this:

wouldn't change them for anything
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Old 04-13-2008, 04:45 PM
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Look nice mate, like Gen 5's. Have you got Euro Ellipsoids fitted though?
Ha no I dont... lol like I said Im new to this. What are Euro Ellipsoids? Where can I get them at?
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i didnyt no that headlight and talights could be considered performance??!!

how much hp gains you think you can get with a nice set of performance lights
they offer a light output gain over the US stock headlights thus they are considered to be performance
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